jingoism jingoism  /ˈdʒɪŋ ˌɡoʊ ɪ zəm/


  1. (n) an appeal intended to arouse patriotic emotions
  2. (n) fanatical patriotism


  1. There was no shortage of exploitative 911 jingoism this year, but this militainment reality series was as over-the-top as the propaganda scenes from Starship Troopers.
  2. It wasn't just bias, fear or jingoism at work.
  3. First of all, the jingoism that you saw was primarily that of the middle class.


  1. LGBT Patriots: Commendable Americans Kiva Wilson, Sen. Adam Ebbin and Spc. Kushaba Moses Mworeko

    Feature Story: Patriotism is a delicate expression. Too much, and you might easily veer into jingoism. Too little, and the pioneering American experiment – the 1776 launch of which we mark July 4 – loses all its promise. Michelle Obama expressed her patriotism on the 2008 campaign trail by sharing , ''For the first time in my adult lifetime, I'm really proud of my country, because it feels like ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Metro Weekly

  2. From Independence Day to Parks and Rec : The Best Patriotic Picks for the 4th of July

    With the Fourth of July right around the corner, the Wired staff has been pondering our favorite patriotic media. Not just the movies with the most jingoism or flag-waving, mind you, but the movies, TV shows, comics and books that celebrate, critique or embody the issues modern American identity. If you're looking for something to watch or read on the upcoming holiday, we offer these humble ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Wired News

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  1. "But Lalu's statement is plain drama and our resignation will not serve any purpose," Kumar said. "We, the Biharis, are the victims of jingoism of Raj Thackeray's MNS, but Lalu Prasad is seeking resignation of our MPs and MLAs. Such a...
    on Nov 2, 2008 By: Nitish Kumar Source: Press Trust of India

  2. "A political leader's true task is to interpret events and reality to a conscientious nation. It is not to wallow in jingoism in the hope this might find some harmony with an old chord," Mr Keating said.
    on Oct 31, 2008 By: Paul Keating Source: The Age

  3. "I rise in opposition to this resolution, which is yet another meaningless but provocative condemnation of China. It is this kind of jingoism that has led to such a low opinion of the United States abroad," Paul, who had run for US president as...
    on Aug 3, 2008 By: Ron Paul Source: People's Daily Online

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